The Miami Heat are known for their strict physical requirements for their players. They measure their body fat and health every week during the season (Scott Davis, “The Miami Heat’s Success Is Built on Working Harder than Other Teams with a Legendary Conditioning Program,” Insider, October 2, 2020, https://www.insider.com/miami-heat-conditioning-test-program-legendary-nba-2020-9). It may seem like a lot to go through, but given that they get paid millions of dollars to play basketball, it’s actually a pretty good deal. Similarly, we need to see our need to control our bodies for God in comparison to the great reward we get by faithfully following him: eternal life.
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